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Prof. Andrew Cohen
University Of Minnesota, USA
University Of Minnesota, USA
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Andrew D. Cohen is Professor Emeritus from the University of Minnesota. He is currently living in Oakland, VA. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural community development with the Aymara Indians on the High Plains of Bolivia (1965-67). He was professor of ESL in the English Department at UCLA (1972-1975), professor of Language Education at the Hebrew University (1975-1991) with a year as Fulbright Lecturer and Researcher at the PUC in São Paulo, Brazil (1986-87), and then assumed a position as professor of second language studies at the University of Minnesota in 1991, until he retired in the Spring of 2013. During his Minnesota years, he was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Hawaii (1996-7) and at Tel Aviv University (1997), and a Visiting Lecturer at Auckland University in New Zealand (2004-5). He co-edited Language learning strategies with Ernesto Macaro (Oxford University Press, 2007), co-authored Teaching and learning pragmatics with Noriko Ishihara (Routledge, 2014, with translations into Japanese and Arabic), and most recently authored the second edition of Strategies in learning and using a second language (Routledge, 2011). He has also published many book chapters and journal articles. Copies of most of his papers are available for download on his website: https://z.umn.edu/adcohen. In retirement, he remains active professionally, presenting at conferences, doing consulting, and writing. For example, Cohen was consultant on a 3½-year research project (2013-2015) in Doha, Qatar to improve the reading strategies in EFL and Arabic L1 of middle-school students reading in science. In addition, he has recently written a guide for young language learners, with a companion guide for teachers. He piloted the guide with 5th and 6th-grade Spanish immersion students at a charter school in Forest Lake, MN. For the last five years he has been studying his 13th language, Mandarin, having weekly tandem sessions (Mandarin and English respectively) with two Chinese native speakers, one who is currently doing an M.A. in teaching Chinese at San Francisco State University and the other a professor in China currently on sabbatical in the UK. Some of his recent publications: Cohen, A. D. (2015). Achieving academic control in two languages: Drawing on the psychology of language learning in considering the past, the present, and prospects for the future. Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 5(1), 327-345. Wyner, L., & Cohen, A. D. (2015). Second language pragmatic ability: Individual differences according to environment. Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 5(4), 519-556. Cohen, A. D. & Griffiths, C. (2015). Revisiting LLS research 40 years later. TESOL Quarterly, 49(2), 414-429. Cohen, A. D. (2014). Strategies for the super-multilingual in an increasingly global world. In B. Spolsky, O. Inbar-Lourie, & M. Tannenbaum (Eds.), Challenges for language education and policy: Making space for people (pp. 270-280). NY, NY: Routledge. Cohen, A. D. (2014). Towards increased classroom assessment of pragmatic ability. Iranian Journal of Language Testing, 4(1), 5-25. Cohen, A. D. & Li, P. (2013). Learning Mandarin in later life: Can old dogs learn new tricks? Contemporary Foreign Language Studies, 396(12), 5-14. Doi: 10.3969/j. issn. 1674-8921.201312.002 Cohen, A. D. (2013). Using test-wiseness strategy research in task development. In A. J. Kunnan (Ed.), The companion to language assessment – Vol. 2: Approaches and development, Part 7: Assessment development. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley and Sons. DOI: 10.1002/9781118411360.wbcla006. Cohen, A. D. (2012). Teaching pragmatics in the second language classroom. The European Journal of Applied Linguistics and TEFL, 1(1), 35-49. Cohen, A. D., & Macaro, E. (2012). Measuring and researching SLA. In P. Robinson (ed.), Routledge encyclopedia of second language acquisition (pp. 411-420). NY: Taylor & Francis/Routledge. Félix-Brasdefer, C., & Cohen, A. D. (2112). Teaching pragmatics in the foreign language classroom: Grammar as a communicative resource. Hispania, 95(4), 650-669. Jiang, X., & Cohen, A. D. (2012). A Critical review of research on strategies in learning Chinese as both a second and foreign language. Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2(1), 9-43.
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